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Report from TACHC, TAFP says Supreme Court ruling could worsen growing consequences to Texas’ refusal to expand Medicaid coverage
State inaction leaves millions without health care, impacts health care infrastructure, and the Texas economy

Texas’ decision not to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act leaves more than a million low-income, uninsured Texans without access to Medicaid or to federal subsidies to help them purchase insurance in the federal exchange. A new report written by health care law and policy experts at George Washington University and commissioned by the Texas Association of Community Health Centers and TAFP examines the effects of that decision and the compounded damage to the state’s economy and health care infrastructure that would accompany a Supreme Court ruling in favor of the plaintiff in the pending case, King v. Burwell. Read more in this TAFP news story.

June Member of the Month: Tasaduq Mir, MD
International medical graduate passionate about treating the whole patient

After growing up in India and completing medical school in Iran, Dr. Mir landed in Denton and is currently faculty at UT Southwestern. Read more about Dr. Mir here.

HHSC looking for EHR Incentive Program reviewers
The Health and Human Services Commission is looking for panel members for the Texas Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Ad Hoc Review panel. Responsibilities include reading and discussing materials from the state, the auditing contractor, and eligible professionals or hospitals. Travel will not be necessary and they estimate up to five hours per month will be required. If you are familiar with EHRs and the EHR Incentive Program and are interested in being considered, submit the application now.